Further Indignities Inflicted upon Artena Farghadani

According to Amnesty International the imprisoned Iranian cartoonist has been subjected to a forced virginity test. “It is shocking that on top of imposing a ludicrous charge on Atena Farghadani for the ‘crime’ of shaking hands with her lawyer, the Iranian authorities have forced her to undergo a ‘virginity and pregnancy test’,” said Said Boumedouha, […]

New Amnesty Campaign to Include Persecuted Cartoonist

Amnesty International Malaysia today announced Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, as a participant of of the campaign that will see thousands of activists raising awareness of others who are persecuted by their governments. AI Malaysia executive director Shahmini Darshni said Zunar was chosen because of the nine sedition charges that he was […]

Terry Anderson Voted onto Board of Cartoon Rights Network International

PCO member Terry (check shirt, above) steps up to the mark Terry  Anderson was recently voted onto the board of Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), the human rights organisation formed specifically to fight the corner of cartoonists whose life, liberty or livelihood is threatened by governments, corporations and extremists. CRNI are embarking on a drive […]

Cartoonist Takes the High Road to Cairnstoon

PCO member Chris Cairns (together with Greg Moodie) is putting out a book of his cartoons from the Wings Over Scotland blog. “Welcome to Cairnstoon” reached its crowdfunding goal in less than a week, proving – yet again – that the public’s appetite for quality cartooning is undiminished. Read more about this cartoon compendium in […]

Steve Bell on Drawing Jeremy Corbyn

“Karl Marx meets Beatrix Potter” The Guardian cartoonist and PCO member explains the thinking behind drawing the new Labour leader as a fox. Continuing the animal theme, pigs, unsurprisingly, get a look in too… Thanks to Terry Anderson for drawing this video to our attention.

The New York Times and Editorial Cartoonists

Daryl Cagle highlights the irony of the New York Times running a contest for budding editorial cartoonists. There are two famous, unattributed quotes by NY Times editors: 1) We would never hire an editorial cartoonist because we would never give so much power to one man. 2) We would never hire an editorial cartoonist because […]